Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.
So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’ allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.
This week we’re here to tell you about ‘Don’t Tell Me’ – the second single from Queen of Pop Madonna‘s 5th #1 album, ‘Music’ (2000). The follow-up to the project’s chart-topping title track, ‘Tell Me’ took the era’s “cowgirl-inspired reincarnation” its most literal space. Sonically, the song intertwined elements of country, pop, and electronica while its visual accompaniment saw the songstress don a cowboy hat, chaps, and get down with some honky tonk two-stepping. Easily cementing itself in the list of one of the diva’s more memorable music videos (not an easy feat for someone with a collection of visuals as revered as Madge’s), the tune – with the help of its accompanying clip – was certified Gold and eventually moseyed all the way up to the #4 spot on the Hot 100.
Found there this week in 2001, tuck in below to relive ‘Don’t Tell Me’ and see who joined her in the top 25 this week 17 years ago: